Hello! I’m really glad I got this question! Let’s start off with the general requirements in the UD program. There are the expected university requirements as well as the requirements for the college of arts and sciences. In the specific major there are classes in art history, art, art conservation, and four semesters of chem (two semesters of general chemistry and two semesters of organic) and two internships. There is a big emphasis on doing well in chemistry, with the expected grades being B and higher.
From my experiences and what they teach in the art conservation classes is that the UD program is really aiming to help you actually get in to grad school, of which there are only about six programs in North America. Having solely the undergrad degree does leave you options in terms of career, but if you actually want to be an art conservator graduate school is a must.
I am not going to lie, it is a lot of work and I spend a lot of time during my week on homework. My schedule typically starts at 9 and I either have classes or are at work until about 5. My standard semester thus far has consisted of an art conservation, an art history, an art and a chemistry class (with a 3 hour weekly lab). There is also a general requirement that I take too. Sounds hard, and it is, but if it something you really have a passion for, it is really rewarding and fun. I’m more worried about grad school at this point. Hope that helps and if you have any other questions feel free to ask, I love answering them!